:: July 2017 Archive ::

Dan & Briana: Married!

There are certain times when I feel the need to pinch myself that a couple chose me to photograph one of the most important days in their life. Briana and Dan are perhaps the most perfect example. There is such a warmth to Briana and Dan-they have the unique ability to make anyone feel at ease when in their presence. One might wonder if being truly happy all the time is possible, and I would say the answer is yes (just look at Briana’s face throughout the course of this blog post!!). Briana and Dan exemplify so much of what the world needs in a married couple. They are a role model for what it means to be together forever…never sweating the small stuff and simply living in the moment. I am so honored to have met Briana and Dan and will continue to be humbled that they chose me. Their day at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester was so beautiful and I am beyond excited to share some of my favorites (which was basically impossible…major over-share here!).

Congrats to Briana and Dan!!

Joe & Kerrie: Married!

About two years ago, I photographed the marriage of Mimi and Chris. At the reception, there just happened to be a couple who were the first one’s on the dance floor, busting a move like no one was watching. I remember thinking to myself how happy they seemed as they danced the night away. Imagine my excitement when I received an email this spring from the very same couple…announcing their engagement and plans for an intimate July wedding. Joe and Kerrie were married on a bright (and very hot!) summer day in Swampscott. Their closest friends and family gathered around to watch them commit to a lifetime together. The ceremony was so uniquely Kerrie and Joe…filled with joy and laughter! I loved how each witness passed Kerrie’s ring around the circle, saying a wish or a blessing as it went. We spent the rest of the afternoon walking around town, taking pictures at the beach and on Joe’s bike. I just know that the rest of Joe and Kerrie’s lives together will be filled with the kind of happiness that I have seen now on two separate occasions. Congratulations to you both and enjoy this sneak peek!!

Liz & Emily: Married!

I love this next wedding for so many reasons. I love that Liz and Emily chose a spot as personal as Duxbury Beach. The home where Liz spent every summer growing up, eventually bringing her new love to spend a few months together along the same beautiful shores. I love that Liz and Emily were barefoot on the beach as their good friend Peter began the ceremony by reciting the Supreme Court ruling which finally recognized same-sex marriages as law, underscoring that all love is equal. I love that Liz and Emily’s parents wrote meaningful words about their daughters, which were read aloud and resulted in lots of happy tears. I love that this powerful yet intimate ceremony was followed by a champagne toast, an amazing brunch, and a beach day for each guest. I love that dinner was served just as the sun set in the backyard, slowly creeping below the marsh as everyone gathered to talk about an unforgettable day. I love that I have known Liz for over twenty years. Our first meeting was in Middle School when Liz’s family moved in to the house next door down in Duxbury. Our families have been intertwined ever since, through each phase that life has to offer. I love that when Liz brought Emily home for the first time…I knew. I knew a future together was in the works from the very first interaction. When Liz and Emily are in the same place, there is palpable joy. More than anything…I love knowing deep down, with no hesitation, that two people are going to be together forever. Liz and Emily….thank you for allowing me to witness not just your wedding day, but the whole story that is your love for one another. You are both beautiful women from the inside out, and have that one of a kind relationship that will continue to catch fire as the years go by. From the looks of it, you are just getting started and I can’t wait to see what your life together will bring. Cheers to you both and see you down the beach!!

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